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Food Production Operative

Location: Gateshead

Salary: £23462.33

Job Type: Permanent

Job ID: 169071

Do you want to work for a Food Manufacturer that ensures the highest standards of quality, hygiene and H&S are adhered to?

Based in Team Valley, Gateshead, Primula are looking for Production Operators to join their team.

Previous experience in food production, logistics, distribution, warehouse, factory or manufacturing would be advantageous!

This is an ongoing opportunity which may lead to a permanent role.

Immediate starts are available with a salary of £23,462.33 including shift allowance.

As a Production Operator you will be required to work a 2 Shift pattern:

Week 1: Monday - Thursday 06:00-14:00 Friday 06:00-12:00

Week 2: Monday - Thursday 14:00-22:00 Friday 12:00-18:00

Successful candidates will be required to operate the necessary high-speed equipment within the production area. This will include setting up machines in accordance with standard operating procedures and controlling and adjusting machine settings.

Since Primula pride themselves on ensuring the highest standards of quality, hygiene and H&S are always adhered to, so at the end of each a shift you will be responsible for the cleaning of your machinery and effecting handover to the oncoming shift as well as carrying out quality checks and recording the outcome electronically throughout your day.


  • Ensure the highest standards of quality, hygiene and H&S are adhered to

  • Identify and report any unsafe operations or acts and where possible, provide feedback or suggestions in relation to H&S and food safety

  • Operate the necessary equipment required within Production areas

  • Set up machines in accordance with SOP

  • Control and adjust machine settings

  • Trouble shooting and fault finding

  • Carry out basic machine maintenance

  • Record the relevant documentation

About Primula

Created in 1924, Primula Cheese is known and loved as the world’s first spreadable cheese. All their profits go to the Kavli Trust, which awards funds to deserving causes that support humanitarian work, research, and cultural initiatives around the world. The Trust spreads donations across lots of different organisations, with a special focus on important causes like children’s mental health and championing the cultural events that bring people together. Their goal is to help make a difference in the lives of people, their local communities, and to society as a whole.

It is important that you can align with their business strategy and understand the importance of their values (Teamwork, Ambition, Long Term Thinking and Continuous Improvement) and how they work on a day to day basis.

For someone familiar with a fast-paced production environment who has great teamwork skills and a commitment to quality, this is a great opportunity to join a company that loves giving back.

If you’re interested in this role, please send your CV today!